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De Beers’ 18-karat white gold necklace with multicolored diamonds.

Jewelry

Lost Luster: LVMH, De Beers Partnership Splinters

The much-touted partnership has ended quietly in divorce.

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LVMH has purchased a majority share in Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

Fragrance

The Race for Niche Perfume Brands Accelerates

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has acquired Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

clock March 21, 2017Jennifer Weil

Retail

Finding a ‘Brand with Buzz’ is Job No. 1 at Le Bon Marché

The French department store buyer talks about taking risks, sore feet and how she secretly hates cropped flare pants.

clock March 20, 2017Ellen Groves

From Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Acquires Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Niche perfume labels are hot in the current beauty marketplace skewed toward premiumization.

clock March 20, 2017Jennifer Weil

High Jewelry making of. Bulgari. Valenza . Italy. 11/2016 © david atlan

Jewelry

Bulgari Inaugurates Jewelry Plant in Italy

The state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is billed as the largest in Europe and telegraphs Bulgari’s growth ambitions.

clock March 17, 2017Luisa Zargani

Berluti Grande Mesure workshop

Mens Designer Luxury

Experience Matters: The Bespoke Club

Bespoke wardrobes are the new status symbol, with a handful of luxury men’s brands moving in on the elite market.

clock March 17, 2017Katya Foreman and Luisa Zargani

Clare Waight Keller

Designer and Luxury

EXCLUSIVE: Givenchy Confirms Clare Waight Keller as Next Couturier

The British designer is to show her first collection in October, and oversee all product lines, including men’s.

clock March 16, 2017Miles Socha

A Max Mara model produced and distributed by Safilo

Eyewear

Safilo Shares Fall in Morning Trading in Milan

The share performance followed news that the 
eyewear maker’s first-quarter sales will be impacted by delivery
 complications.

clock March 16, 2017Sofia Celeste

Human Resources

LVMH Appoints External Relations Director

Jean-Charles Tréhan, who joins from Air France, will report to Antoine Arnault.

clock March 14, 2017Joelle Diderich

Natacha Ramsay-Levi

Designer and Luxury

Out From the Shadows: Chloé Banks on Ramsay-Levi to Maintain Growth

The appointment of the former Louis Vuitton assistant as Chloé’s creative director continues the trends of brands going for lesser-known names.

clock March 13, 2017Joelle Diderich

François Fillon

Fashion Scoops

French Presidential Candidate Faces Fashion Flap

François Fillon — a vocal proponent of people making “sacrifices” — has reportedly received extravagant gifts of Arnys made-to-measure clothing.

clock March 12, 2017Jennifer Weil

Balmain RTW Fall 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

Global M&A Activity Up 30% in 2016

Milan-based Pambianco Strategia di Impresa said M&A deals last year totaled 96 compared with 74 in 2015, growing after four years of declines.

clock March 10, 2017Luisa Zargani

French President François Hollande and Bernard Arnault.

Business Features

Bernard Arnault Unveils Plans for Second Paris Cultural Venue

The luxury magnate announced the plan alongside French President François Hollande, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and architect Frank Gehry.

clock March 8, 2017Joelle Diderich

Frédéric, Antoine, Bernard and Alexandre Arnault

Fashion Scoops

LVMH Big Guns Come Out for Alexandre Arnault’s Rimowa Debut

The 24-year-old presided over a family reunion at the inauguration of the Rimowa flagship in Paris on Monday night.

clock March 7, 2017Joelle Diderich

Bernard Arnault and French President François Hollande

Fashion Scoops

Bernard Arnault Sets Press Conference With President François Hollande

The luxury magnate and the French leader are set to announce “a cultural project for Paris of international scope,” organizers said.

clock March 7, 2017Joelle Diderich

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